Never did I think that cross-country skis would become part of my quiver.
Alas, they haven’t yet, but color me intrigued about the possibility of taking up the Nordic side of skiing. I certainly would not be alone in such an endeavor.
It has been a big year for Nordic skiing. According to the Cross Country Ski Areas Association, sales of cross-country skis, boots, and bindings are up more than 30 percent on average compared to sales through mid-February last season. Several retailers noted that sales have doubled or more. Heck, cross-country skier Jesse Diggins, who trained at Stratton, this week became the first U.S. woman to clinch the World Cup in cross-country skiing.
Nordic skiing has, indeed, been having a moment.